And it was here -- it was autumnby Vladimir Solovyov
English version by Ivan M. Granger
Original Language Russian
And it was here -- it was autumn --
When I told Her: Divine Flower,
I feel Your touch! But why have you hidden Yourself
From my sight since I was a boy?
At the very moment these thoughts moved through my mind --
Instantly, golden azure filled the room,
And she shone before me once again --
But just Her face -- Her face.
At that instant lasting bliss was born in me!
Once more my soul went blind to mundane matters.
If I gave a sober hearing to Her, I know not what I heard;
Her words were incomprehensible, talk fit for a fool.